Derrick Todd Lee was charged with murder and aggravated rape in the killing of Yoder, 26, a Louisiana State University doctoral student in biology who was found strangled and beaten near Whiskey Bay on March 13, 2003. The warrant issued for Lee's arrest said DNA evidence links Yoder's killer to four other murders.
Trineisha Dene Colomb
Colomb, 23, of Lafayette, La., was found badly beaten in a field in Scott, La., on Nov. 24, 2002, two days after her abandoned car was found near her mother's gravesite. Relatives said she had spent about two years in the Army and planned on joining the Marines.
Kinamore was a 44-year-old antiques dealer from Baton Rouge. She was found with her throat cut under the Whiskey Bay Bridge on July 16, 2002.
Charlotte Murray Pace
A native of Jackson, Miss., Pace had recently graduated from Louisiana State University's MBA program when she was found stabbed to death in her home on May 31, 2002. She had recently moved, and had been a neighbor of the killer's first known victim. Crime scene evidence indicates she fought her attacker.
Gina Wilson Green
Green's murder is the earliest linked by DNA evidence to the serial killer. The 41-year-old nurse was found strangled in her home in Baton Rouge, La., on Sept. 24, 2001.
Authorities in Zachary, a Baton Rouge suburb, said police obtained a DNA sample from Lee because they were investigating him for Mebruer's disappearance. The 28-year-old woman vanished from her home in April 1998.
Police also suspect Lee is connected to the murder of Connie Warner, who was found killed in September 1992, in Zachary.